Originally Posted by herdbound
This is a video done by the news...not some fanatical group...just the news reporting on horse slaughter in canada...
Not posted by some fanatical group???
Really??? Try one fanatical nut-case (Michael something) that carefully takes thousands of video clips, cuts and splices them to show what he wants to show, mis-labels them and posts them on U-Tube.
Even his own website (that is shut down by legal fights and slander suits most of the time) calls his videos UNFAIR AND BIASED. MoxNewsDotCom's Channel - YouTube
Here is a link to his u-tube channel - also labeled UNFAIR AND BIASED by him, (which is also shut down most of the time) or you can just follow the link at the end of the video you so wisely posted as a legitimate 'news documentary'. [The guy is also asking for subscribers to pay him to make more 'unfair and biased' videos so he can post more of them.]
Like all of the other videos I have seen posted by the anti-slaughter fanatical nut-cases, his are edited to show and say what he wants them to show. They take a clip of a legitimate news show and then insert video taken somewhere else -- often times years earlier and sometimes in a different country. Then, take clips of Dr. Grandin (who I also greatly respect) while she is talking about a cattle (not horse) plant that she helped design. This is how the nuts posted video like the ones showing the horse being jabbed repeatedly in the spine with a puntela (I think it is called) in a small-town local unregulated slaughter house in either Mexico or Central America.
I know of no one that is pro-slaughter that wants horses to suffer. We also want it to be regulated and to be right here in the US. But, unlike YOU, we also don't want horses to suffer a much worse death by being neglected and starved until they die after months of misery.
We only want LOCAL well-regulated processing plants with video monitoring and careful scrutiny of all aspects of it. This is not impossible and would be much easier to do if the nut-cases would just let new plants be built here. They should all work toward BETTER processing plants here and not work so hard to keep them all in Mexico and Canada, where they obviously cannot be regulated as well.
Instead of fighting the opening of new plants, all of the anti-slaughter nuts should be trying help get them open and should want to help get a decent dollar value in all lower end horses so they will not be shut up in some back pasture and starved to death. Once again people would buy prospects and most cheap horses would be better fed and treated simply because they had greater value.